Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam, better known by her stage name M.I.A., is a British recording artist, songwriter, painter and director. The moniker "M.I.A." is both a play on her own name and a reference to the abbreviation for Missing in Action. Her compositions combine elements of electronic, dance, alternative, hip hop and world music. Arulpragasam began her career in 2000 as a visual artist, filmmaker and designer in west London before beginning her recording career in 2002. Since rising to prominence in early 2004 for her singles "Sunshowers" and "Galang", charting in the UK and Canada and reaching number 11 on the Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales in the US, she has been nominated for an Academy Award, two Grammy Awards and the Mercury Prize.

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2:1 Is There Anybody Out There? Sep 27, 2015
3:2 The Sign of Three Jan 5, 2014
The Mindy Project
1:1 Pilot Sep 25, 2012
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
1:7 Jane Mar 30, 2011
Gossip Girl
4:16 While Your Weren't Sleeping Feb 21, 2011
3:15 Revenge with the Nerd Feb 14, 2011
2:1 I Hear You, I See You Sep 14, 2010
7:2 Buzzed Jul 11, 2010
6:8 The Sorkin Notes Aug 30, 2009
4:12 The Cannes Kids Sep 2, 2007
2:14 The Abyss Sep 4, 2005
2:11 Blue Balls Lagoon Aug 14, 2005
The Hills
4:14 Back to New York Nov 10, 2008
CSI: Miami
6:6 Sunblock Oct 29, 2007
2:5 Fight or Flight Oct 22, 2007


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Meet the Patels 2014
The Bling Ring 2013
Step Up Revolution part of Step Up 2012
Eat, Pray, Love 2010
Step Up 3D part of Step Up 2010
Capitalism: A Love Story 2009
Fast & Furious part of The Fast and the Furious 2009
Slumdog Millionaire 2008
Pineapple Express 2008
Hancock 2008
How She Move 2008

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FIFA Street 3 part of FIFA Street 2008
NBA 08 2007


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Lost 2004 - 2010


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